17 Apr AFTER A MAGIC 40, Reverend KENNEDY MAFANA MARANGE HANGS HIS ROBES
AFTER A MAGIC 40, Reverend KENNEDY MAFANA MARANGE HANGS HIS ROBES
After 40 illustrious years, he called it a day.
However, as the adage goes, he is retired but never tired.
Its been a remarkable career that started way back in December 1979 when he was ordained as a deacon by Bishop Ralph Dodge before the late Bishop Abel Muzorewa ordained him yet again.
In four decades, he has served in both conferences, first at Zimunya North, Dangamvura and St Mark Highfield in his first decade before he was assigned to the head office as a Connectional Ministries and Youth Director for two years.
He was back in the trenches as Old Mutare Mission Pastor In Charge and Station Chairperson before becoming the District Superintendent for Mutoko – Mudzi District between 1993-1999.
A return to the capital saw him hold the same role at Harare West District for two years before coming to Cranborne Circuit for three years, a circuit that traces its genesis from the time he was in charge at Highfield.
For the last 15 years, he has been holding fort in the United Kingdom Mission Area.
Besides serving in these missions, he was also secretary and then chairperson for the Board on Ordained Ministries and was a four time delegate to the Central Conference.
He once served in the now defunct African Church Growth and Development as the secretary and was the church representative to the Christian Care in Zimbabwe.
A year into his ministry, he met Annah Chikoore, whom she married and have three children, a boy Nyasha Prayer and two girls Jane and Mwazvita, a daughter in law Privilege and two sons in law Nigel and Hillary and Six grandchildren.
Today, the United Methodist Church Central Charge celebrates Reverend Marange’s servitude. He has been a great servant and at 67, the retirement is worth it.
HAPPY RETIREMENT REV KEN!